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EU Referendum positions of Conservative MPs elected at the 2019 general election

These data set out the EU Referendum positions of all Conservative MPs elected at the 2019 general election. They are analysed by Philip Lynch here. See below for more information on how the data were collected. They include numbers of rebellions on EU-related votes in the House of Commons for each MP as well as how MPs voted on the two meaningful votes on the EU Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the Future Relationship between the EU and the UK and on the March 2019 vote on only the Withdrawal Agreement.

    • You can access the data in Excel format here.
    • If you make use of the data, please cite them as follows: Lynch, Philip (2020) EU Referendum positions of all Conservative MPs elected at the 2019 general election, https://parlbrexit.co.uk/data/.
    • Note on data collection: These data on EU referendum positions were collected from statements made by Conservative candidates on their websites, social media accounts and in newspaper interviews. Candidates were classified as undisclosed if they did not publicly reveal their vote. This includes cases where claims were made on social media regarding a candidate’s referendum vote, but these were not confirmed by the candidate themselves. Candidates were also classified as undisclosed where they expressed support for Brexit but did not state how they had voted in the referendum. Note that since Philip Lynch’s article was written one more MP disclosed that they voted Remain (this is reflected in the dataset here).
    • The dataset also includes Chris Hanretty’s estimates of the Leave vote in each parliamentary constituency taken from his article: Hanretty, C. (2017) ‘Areal interpolation and the UK’s referendum on EU membership’, Journal Of Elections, Public Opinion And Parties, 27(4): 466-483.

MPs’ positions on the UK’s referendum on European Union membership 2016

These data provide details of the positions taken in the UK’s 2016 referendum on EU membership by all Labour and Conservative MPs elected to the 2015-17 Parliament, including those who were elected during this parliament in by-elections. These data were sourced from statements made by MPs on their websites, in the media and on Twitter. Details of the source of each MP’s position are included in the data set. Also included are data on each MP’s party, their year of birth, the year in which they were first elected and their constituency. There is a small number of cases in which MPs did not disclose the positions on the UK’s referendum on EU membership and these are noted in the data.

    • You can access the data as a comma-separated file (.csv) here.
    • If you use the data, please cite them as follows: Cygan, Adam, Lynch, Philip and Whitaker, Richard (2019). MPs positions on the UK’s referendum on European Union membership 2016. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-854015.

Data associated with Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker’s (2017) article ‘‘All Brexiteers Now? Brexit, the Conservatives and Party Change’, British Politics.